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Alfred Garrotto
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An homage to my professional colleagues and friends in the California Writers Club, Mt. Diablo Branch, to which I have belonged for 20 years.

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CWC and Me (or is it "I"?)
I knew about the Mt. Diablo
Branch of CWC for some time before joining. I had already been commercially
published in the 1980s—a three-volume nonfiction work under the series title,
Adult-to-Adult (Winston Press, Minneapolis, MN). Today, that title might so...

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CWC and Me (or is it "I"?)
I knew about the Mt. Diablo
Branch of CWC for some time before joining. I had already been commercially
published in the 1980s—a three-volume nonfiction work under the series title,
Adult-to-Adult (Winston Press, Minneapolis, MN). Today, that title might so...

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Author Bob Welch has added to the wealth of wisdom flowing from Victor Hugo's classic novel. See my comments below.

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When the muse strikes, run for a pen . . . or keyboard.

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A Burst of Flash Fiction--"My Dreaded Pleasure"
Happened again! In bed too late, overslept in the a.m.,
missed work (some, not all, but groggily performed). I hate it when I’m
snagged. Can’t help it. Powerless when it hits me. I can be in the same spot at
other times with no ill effects. Good night’s sle...

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A good and challenging new book, Do It Anyway, by my author-friend Gerard P. Murphy.

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Amazing story of an American war hero.

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The Arts. . . both gift and a call to service
What's not to love about the cello? A "voice" to die for. Sexy design. Polished finish that brings each wooden fiber to brilliant life.  This instrument first thrust itself upon my consciousness in the PBS documentary, " Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound ," th...

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Carnal Wisdom
In late November (2016), I fell down a set of concrete stairs at the Powell Street BART (rapid transit) station in downtown San Francisco, CA. After tumbling head over heels to the bottom, I did a quick check of my sundry pieces and body parts and realized ...
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